Make Believe Again

Leadership | Relationships | Efficiency | Innovation | Success

Do you remember when you could fly? All you had to do was take a towel off the clothesline, use clothespins to attach it to the shoulders of your t-shirt and off into the sky you would soar! Do you remember when you could be anything, do anything, go anywhere? Do you remember when there were no limits? If you could think it you could do it.

When we are young there is nothing we can’t do; we are all great singers, artists, adventurers. As we grow, as we “become” adults, our possibilities get more and more limited. Growing up is less about “becoming” than it is about limiting. When it comes to creativity we don’t grow, we shrink. We have fewer possibilities, fewer options; as adults we can no longer fly…

As we “learn” more, our possibilities become fewer. We become limited, jaded, boxed. A mentor of mine would…

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What’s Coming ‘Round the Bend?

Prudence in The Age of Science “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” George Santayana We can’t change the past, and we should not spend time and energy dwelling on our own and other people’s mistakes. But we should use the insight and understanding history provides to help us make better…Read more What’s Coming ‘Round the Bend?